Butterflies are not only beautiful but are steeped in symbolism and belief. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "psyche" which means "soul". A small town in Mexico also sees butterflies as souls, the same town that the monarch butterflies migrate every year on and around the holiday known as the Day of the Dead. This is an age old belief dating back to their ancestors, the Aztecs who built an empire from 14th to 16th centuries in Central America .
Papiliones - Jonathan Bradley
Author: Jonathan Bradley
Available in Hardback £15.95
I love butterflies, so beautiful and free. When I heard about the book Papiliones, I was interested in finding out more.
Papiliones is a collection of poems inspired by butterflies. All poems are a unique creation to each butterfly. They invoke a range of emotions from joyful and fun to some more sad and thoughtful. The book is beautifully presented with great introductions, stories to each of the butterflies and crisp, colourful close-up photographs.